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Nebraska Football Announces Spring Game National Anthem Singer

A shot of a football before the Big Ten game between Nebraska football and Minnesota.

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 20: General view of a football before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

The Nebraska football spring game is taking place this weekend and fans will have a chance to get a first look at the 2019 Huskers. But there will be a special VIP in attendance serenading the crowd beforehand.

Per a release from the Nebraska Huskers official Twitter account, viral singing sensation Mason Ramsey will be performing the national anthem. The Daily Nebraskan reported that the 12-year-old Ramsey has a concert in Lincoln later that night and agreed to do the show.

Ramsey rose to national prominence last year when videos of him singing country music at an Illinois Walmart went viral. He parlayed his popularity into a record deal and released the single "Famous" last July. The song reached No. 62 on the US Billboard Hot 100 list, and No. 4 on the US Country list.

The release indicated that the expect 85,000 fans in attendance.

Nebraska had a trying first year under head coach Scott Frost.

The Huskers started the season 0-6 while giving up at least 33 points five times.

Nebraska managed to turn it around in the second half of the season, winning their final four home games and nearly upsetting Ohio State.

But the season ultimately ended on a low-note with a 31-28 loss to rival Iowa and a 4-8 overall record.